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Dartmouth bans hard alcohol in effort to curb 'extreme behaviors' on campusOpen in a New Window

President pushes to create house system, ban hard alcohol and fight grade inflation -- all in the name of stopping "extreme behaviors."

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Philip Hanlon, president of Dartmouth, unveils his new plan.

 

Ed Dept. ratings framework ignites new questions over adjusting student outcomesOpen in a New Window

The Education Department's ratings framework embraces the concept of adjusting outcomes for student demographics -- an approach that would be unusual for the federal government but that isn't without its critics.

 

Steven Salaita's long-anticipated lawsuit against the U. of Illinois includes a twist.Open in a New Window

Steven Salaita's long-anticipated lawsuit against the U. of Illinois includes a twist: in addition to administrators, he's suing the donors he says interfered in his job at the university.

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Grinnell College, U. of Iowa announce Mellon-funded digital humanities partnershipOpen in a New Window

Grinnell College and the University of Iowa announce a digital humanities partnership that may be a first for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

Article on the lessons of a botched rebranding effort by King's College LondonOpen in a New Window

Lessons for British universities (and others) from a controversial and now abandoned effort to rebrand King's College London.

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The Pulse podcast features highlights from mid-Atlantic eLearning conferenceOpen in a New Window

The Pulse podcast offers highlights from a regional conference on distance learning.

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Carnegie Foundation says credit hour, although flawed, is too important to discardOpen in a New Window

Carnegie Foundation releases its much-awaited report on the credit hour -- higher education's currency -- which disappoints some by not calling for different standard unit for learning.

 

Rutgers-Camden law dean asks students to stop talking about women professors' attire in teaching evaluationsOpen in a New Window

Rutgers-Camden law dean calls out students for comments on women professors' attire in teaching evaluations.

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White House retreat on 529 savings plan changes illustrates the politics of higher ed tax breaksOpen in a New Window

White House's retreat on plan to hike taxes on college savings plans underscores support for higher education tax credits, which many researchers criticized as disproportionately helping the wealthy. tightening of teaser ok? -sj ** ok /ms

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Endowment funds grew as donors and investments came throughOpen in a New Window

Healthy stock markets in the United States and abroad allowed colleges to spend more money from their endowment funds.

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